Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford. Connecting Africa's readers include decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots.
Connecting Africa is produced in association with Informa Tech's hugely successful and market-leading AfricaCom event (tmt.knect365.com/africacom/), the continent's most important and best-attended communications networking and ICT event, which takes place in Cape Town each November. Connecting Africa brings AfricaCom delegates, and those from the wider tech and telco industries, together in a dedicated online environment that is 'always on'.
Key topics covered by the Connecting Africa editorial team and its contributors include:
The evolution of mobile networking, including developments in 3G and 4G as well as the emergence of 5G
The growth of cloud services and introduction of virtualization
The impact of emerging technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, enhanced analytics, blockchain and cybersecurity
Cutting-edge developments in the fintech sector
The introduction and business case for digital entertainment
Digital inclusion and gender equality
Meet the Editor
Paula Gilbert joined Connecting Africa as Editor on June 1, 2019. The Johannesburg-based journalist previously worked as a TV producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa, and started her career at a small radio news agency in Cape Town. She has been reporting on key developments in Africa's telecoms and ICT sectors for more than four years and prior to joining Connecting Africa was the telecoms editor at online publication, ITWeb. She can be reached at email@example.com
Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert.
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MTN plans to roll out an ultra low-cost smartphone across its operations in Africa by the end of 2019.
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South Sudan's digital inclusion aspirations are being boosted by the rollout of mobile money services in the country.
More Industry Announcements
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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Monday, July 29, 2019
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Friday, July 26, 2019
- F5 Networks Preaches Multi-Cloud Message
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
- Safaricom Predicts Major Growth for DigiFarm
Monday, July 22, 2019
- Ceragon Lands Expansion Deal with African Tier 1 Operator
Thursday, July 18, 2019
- Nexign Partners With Giza Systems to Accelerate African Telcos' Digital Transformation
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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